Ferrari president: Too early for Perez

By on Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo believes that 2013 will be too soon for Sergio Perez to join Ferrari.

Perez, 22, has been hotly tipped to replace Felipe Massa next season but the Italian believes Perez needs more time.

"Next season is too early," he told Sky Sports News, when asked about the prospect of Perez joining the team.

"I'm very pleased for him because first of all it showed that our choice when we picked up him as a young driver was good. Then it is thanks to Sauber, thanks to the Ferrari Academy, he grow up."

"To put a young guy to Ferrari with the pressure of Ferrari, you need more experience."

When asked about potential drivers, di Montezemolo pointed to reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel.

"I think that Vettel is more or less in the condition like when Michael [Schumacher] was in Benetton [in the mid-1990s].

"He's young, he's a very good driver and he's making a very good experience. So this could be, of course in the theory, but if you have to ask me the name I have to tell you this name."

If you liked this post then share it with your friends on social media websites. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with the latest F1 news.